Fraud and Scam Alerts

//Fraud and Scam Alerts

Includes information about fraud and scam schemes targeting seniors, especially those related to landline and smartphones, computers, email, texting, US postal mail, door-to-door “sales,” etc.

Webinar Series: How to Spot & Avoid Imposters – Nov. 18 @ 1 PM ET

Free Webinar Explaining How to Spot and Avoid Scams & Phishing Schemes

A message from Village to Village Network*

Webinar Series: How to Spot & Avoid Imposters – Nov. 18 @ 1 PM ET, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Imposter scams can take many forms. Some imposters say they’re calling from the government or from a business with technical support expertise. Others pose as legitimate users of online dating sites or claim that they are a friend or family member with an emergency.

But they all involve a con artist who pretends to be someone you trust, to convince you to send money or personal information. This webinar will describe the various types of imposter scams, the warning signs of scams, and how to help your members avoid them.

To receive the link and password to Join this free ZOOM Meeting, CONTACT US at THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. Be sure to include your first and last name and your Fearrington Village address in your message. We will reply to provide the login credentials.

*Fearrington Cares is a member of the Village to Village Network.

Webinar Series: How to Spot & Avoid Imposters – Nov. 18 @ 1 PM ET 2020-11-08T15:40:22-05:00

Protecting Yourself Against Doxing

Protecting Yourself Against Doxing

Doxing is the act of searching for people’s personal information over the internet. The term comes from “document tracing,” which involves collecting documents belonging to a person or company to learn more about them. A revenge tactic, doxing and involves the malicious targeting, compiling and public release of personally identifiable information (PII) to perpetrate harassment, revenge, identity theft or potential violence against a target.

Protecting Yourself Against Doxing 2020-07-07T23:19:09-04:00

Robo Calls – How to Recognize a Robo Call – AARP

Phone Fraud: Here Are the Latest Scams to Recognize

What they’ll say: “Open enrollment has passed, but luckily that doesn’t mean you’ll be without coverage this year. New laws in place still allow you to get an affordable health insurance plan from an A-rated insurer at a price that you and your family can afford. Press 1 now to speak to an agent.”

Robo Calls – How to Recognize a Robo Call – AARP 2019-08-30T12:35:49-04:00

Free Seminar Raises Awareness About Scams & Fraudulent Schemes Targeting Seniors

Event Also Recognizes Elder Abuse Awareness Month

Each year North Carolina recognizes Elder Abuse Awareness Month from Mother’s Day to Father’s Day. Increasing awareness of one of the most vulnerable populations is now more important than ever. The Adult Services Division of Chatham County Social Services Services, Cooperative Extension and the Council on Aging and NC Cooperative Extension jointly host a free event on the dangers of scams to bring awareness of elder abuse to you and your loved ones.

The seminar will be held on Thursday, May 30, 9:30 AM to Noon at the Council on Aging;-Western Senior Center at 112 Village Lake Road in Siler City. [MAP]

The program will include such topics scams and fraudulent schemes through the internet, sweepstakes, lotteries, home repairs, phone and telemarketing scams, reverse mortgages and Medicare fraud. Presenters include Hugh Harris with NC Department of Justice, Stephanie Bias with NC Department of Insurance, and the Chatham County Council on Aging.

Free Seminar Raises Awareness About Scams & Fraudulent Schemes Targeting Seniors 2019-05-06T13:26:04-04:00
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